This up and coming singer/songwriter has everything working in his favor. Better sits down with him to get the scoop on
all that he has been through.
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Singer/Songwriter Cas Haley Interview
Audra Lowe: Well, Reggae artist Cas Haley first entered the national spotlight in 2007 as a contestant on the second season of the hit TV show America’s Got Talent, and very quickly, he became a fan of favorites. And he’s on our show. From that point on, things have been growing pretty well for Cas. He’s got a new album out called “Connection” and he’s here to talk about it, and hopefully sing for us a little bit later, right?
Cas Haley: Yeah.
Audra Lowe: Good thing. Good to have you here.
Cas Haley: Thank you for having me.
Audra Lowe: Well, we’re going to talk about the show. You do are the runner up on the show but you were paid a huge compliment by judge Piers Morgan who said that you’re saying, “Walk on the moon better than sting.”
Cas Haley: Yeah. That’s weird.
Audra Lowe: That’s unbelievable.
Cas Haley: It’s been a while.
Audra Lowe: What was going to your mind when you heard that?
Cas Haley: I was just so thankful that he didn’t ask me. It took me a lot a process what he had actually said. I just knew that I didn’t hear any buzzer because I was so, everything was so surreal and just didn’t you know sort to seemed like a dream because it happen so fast and I really didn’t plan on being on the show and that just sort of randomly happened.
Audra Lowe: So how that too, what you decide to try out for the show then?
Cas Haley: It was a really just sort of random sequence of events that sort of lead me there. Yeah, it was really -- I wasn’t very calculated and I woke the morning on the auditions and I’ve got a phone call from a good friend of mine who was helping managed my career at the time and stuff. And he’s like, “Are you going to audition?” I was like, “What audition?” And he was like, “The America’s Got Talent audition.” He’s like, “How about I booked that for you and a sort of back door audition where you don’t have to wait in line.” And so, that’s sort of got me there. I was like -- I guess I’ll go, since I’d obviously already told him in the past that I was going to go and I have forgotten about it or something.
Audra Lowe: Right. Well, I hope you treat him very well still.
Cas Haley: He’s a great friend. I can always depend on him.
Audra Lowe: That’s good. That’s good.
Cas Haley: So be honest to me. So he’s a good guy.
Audra Lowe: You were offered a major deal but after America’s Got Talent and you turned it down. I mean do tell me about this. Why did you decided to do that?
Cas Haley: You know, it goes back to me randomly getting involved then just not knowing what I was getting myself into and I mean how fast it all happen, like I just need to step back and take breath and just sort of get back to where I was. Figure what I wanted to do and how I wanted to go about pursuing this career because I knew that you know it means a lot to me. So I was just -- I wanted to make sure that I did it consciously.
Audra Lowe: And you do it.
Cas Haley: Yeah, yeah.
Audra Lowe: And correct me if I’m wrong. You sign with the reggae label here in the U.S., is that right?
Cas Haley: That’s Easy Star Records that’s based in New York City.
Audra Lowe: And so are you happy that you made decision because it sounds like you knew exactly where you wanted to go.
Cas Haley: Yeah. I knew that -- I knew that I wanted it whatever I did, I wanted to do really do it authentically and be a part of it and it just -- it didn’t look like the Simon Cowell path that’s going to fit me in the time. Which I love everybody on the show and it was a really beautiful experience but it just -- it wasn’t feeling right at the time.
Audra Lowe: That’s great. Well, your group in Paris, Texas I know that you were surrounded by music quite a bit, so coming up in just a little bit. You’re going to sing something from your new album Connections, right?
Cas Haley: Uh-huh.
Audra Lowe: Okay.
Cas Haley: I will sing Better.
Audra Lowe: Yes. Good to have you here. Congratulations!
Cas Haley: Thank you so much.
Audra Lowe: And make sure to pick up Cas Haley’s album. It’s called Connection available now.